The way we eat has a tremendous impact on our environment and the planet’s resources. As the global population grows, it is clear that our current, Western food patterns are not sustainable. Numerous scientific publications recommend incorporating more plant-based foods in our diets to reduce pressure on land and water, while limiting our green-house-gas emissions.

Smalls dietary changes, like switching to plant-based foods just once a week, can have a significant positive impact on the sustainability of our food systems.

Comparison of CO2-eq emissions, land and water use between soy drink and cow milk


Comparison of CO2-eq emissions, land and water use between soy meat alternatives and beef


Multi-stakeholder letter: Stop Amendment 171

The members of ENSA, the European Plant-based Foods Association, are among the 94 organisations calling on the Commission and Member States to oppose unnecessary restrictions on plant-based alternatives to dairy products. To access the…

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ENSA contribution consultation Organic Action Plan

There is a consensus among the scientific community on the needs to rebalance our current dietary patterns to consume less animal protein and more plant-based protein1. By offering consumers tasty, convenient and nutritionally relevant…

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Denominations of plant-based food and drink products: European Parliament sends mixed message ahead of trilogue negotiations on CAP Reform

The European Plant-based Foods Association (ENSA) is puzzled by the outcome of today’s vote on the Common Market Organisation (CMO) Regulation, within the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). On the one hand, MEPs massively…

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